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Monzo is Britain’s fastest growing digital bank, having attracted more than 1.3 million customers since launching four years ago

Online bank start-up Monzo, in which Stripe has a stake, is set to appoint financial market veteran Gary Hoffman as its chairman, a source close to th(...)

  ECB headquarters in Frankfurt, Germany. Looking back at the government’s decision to guarantee the Irish banks  10 years ago,  with no help forthcoming from the ECB, taoiseach Brian Cowen was left with no good options

One of the great failures exposed by the 2008 financial crisis was that the tools were not available at either a national or European level to the pol(...)

Leeds Building Society: launched in Ireland in 2006, it had a branch on Pembroke Street with two staff. It had 427 savers, with deposits of some €36 million.  Photograph: Leeds Building Society/PA

In another blow to Irish savers, Leeds Building Society has announced it is to close its Irish operation and has given its deposit customers two month(...)

The takeover by Clydesdale and Yorkshire of Virgin Money is set to create the first true national competitor to the UK big five banks. Photograph: Russell Cheyne/Reuters

The owner of Clydesdale and Yorkshire banks is to take over Virgin Money in a £1.7 billion (€1.94 billion) deal, creating the UK’s sixth-largest bank(...)

Former Anglo chief executive David Drumm allowed himself a rare smile in court when the judge granted a relaxation of his bail conditions, saying he had been extremely punctual throughout. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

David Drumm cut an often lonely figure as he wheeled his black suitcase into Court 19 each day. None of his family or friends was present in Dublin C(...)

The   Central Bank’s  new Dublin Docklands headquarters. The news that Irish banks are making bigger profits on mortgage lending than those in any other euro zone state will have stuck in the craw of anyone caught up in the tracker scandal. Photograph:  Niall Carson/PA Wire

“Onwards and upwards!” shouted publican Martin Morrissey to cheers from other locals in Athenry, Co Galway, this week after Apple’s planned data centr(...)

Gordon Brown: “Little has changed since the promise in 2009 that we bring finance to heel. The banks that were deemed ‘too big to fail’ are now even bigger than they were,” he writes. Photograph: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

The UK should have followed the lead of Ireland, Iceland, Spain and Portugal in prosecuting rogue bankers the former British prime minister Gordon Bro(...)

Samsung president DJ Koh talks to the technology journalists who weren’t in Cupertino, California, this week. Photograph: SeongJoon Cho/Bloomberg

Image of the week: In a galaxy far, far away Garnering considerably fewer “inches” (as we say in old media) in this part of the world than Apple’s iP(...)

Run on the Rock: when queues of panicked savers formed outside Northern Rock branches in 2007 it was the first run on a British bank since the collapse of Overend & Gurney, in 1866. Photograph: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty

It was 10 years ago on Wednesday that Robert Peston, the BBC’s business editor at the time, stunned the City – and the rest of the UK – by revealing t(...)

Enet, which was recently sold to the Irish Infrastructure Fund for between €150 million and €200 million, is Ireland’s largest wholesale-only carrier with offices in Limerick and Dublin

Telecoms firm Enet has opened up a new line of attack on market incumbent Eir with a plan to supply fibre broadband in several rural areas, which were(...)

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